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Remembering NPR Political Commentator Cokie Roberts

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Cokie Roberts in 1997.

With the passing of long-time NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts at age 75, RadioWest looks back at Doug's 2005 conversation about Roberts' book Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.

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With the passing of long-time NPR political commentator and veteran journalist Cokie Roberts on Sept. 17 at age 75, RadioWest looks back at Doug's 2005 conversation with Roberts about her book Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. Roberts, a "founding mother" herself, was part of a group of pioneering female journalists who helped shape NPR since its start in the early 1970s.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.